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Pilice Blotter: 19 December, 1997

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Nov 27: Five people were killed and three wounded after a gun fight in

Banteay Meanchay province. A source said that when military police came to seize

guns from gunmen at a dancing place the gunmen did not handover their weapons to

authorities and fought back. It is believed that the problem stems from a dispute

between railway and military police in the province.

 

Nov 29: Keo Chanda, 38, was arrested by police and accused of raping a

17-year-old girl in Tanou village, Svay Rieng. The victim said she was walking in

a paddy field when the man caught her, dragged her to the ground and raped her.

Dec 1: Hing Samoeun, 18, was found dead and naked on National Route 4 after

she had been abducted by unidentified men. A source said she and a man named Sorya,

40 were secretly involved. The parents of the victim accused Soriya's relatives because

Soriya has a wife in Kampot.

Dec 2: Sy Sarom, 25, was sent to court for sentencing after being convicted

of raping a 14-year-old virgin girl. The victim said that she became unconscious

after she drank one glass of soda pop, after being invited to go to a party at a

hotel. The offender confessed that during the night he raped the girl three times.

Dec 3: Kim Runnal, 23, was killed by a mob of people after he stole his

friend Sopha's motorcycle. The two had gone drinking but after Sopha got boozed up

his friend tried to flee with the moto. At that time a mob of people carrying sticks,

a hatchet and guns caught him and beat him until he died. The incident took place

at Tallay village Khan Dongkau.

Dec 3: A son and his parents were burned by kerosene after the father poured

kerosene into a kerosene lamp and it caught fire at Toul Takar village, Kandal province.

Dec 4: A man was arrested by police after he climbed into a house to try

and rape a woman in Svay Tep district, Svay Rieng province. The woman woke up with

the man on top of her and yelled for help.

Dec 5: Two gold sellers, husband and wife Math Saroeun and Sok Saroeun,

were killed by robbers who shot them in front of their shop at Psar Prek Pnau just

as they arrived at their shop to open it. An eyewitness said that one of the robbers

came and tried to take the woman's bag but she resisted and her husband tried to

help. The offenders escaped with a bag of gold and cash.

Dec 6: Bun Heng, 47, a hairdressor was killed by unidentified men who fired

three bullets at him at 10:55 am in Sangkat Orussey IV Khan 7 January. The victim's

wife accused the victim's sister of being involved as they had had an argument about

a house which a court had awarded to the victim, ordering him to pay $3,000 to his

sister. Hou Chandara, the victim's sister denied the accusation.

Dec 7: An unidentified person was found dead, his naked body bound by the

arms and legs, and a gash in his back where the gall bladder was removed. The incident

took place at Khan Dangkau near Pochentong. The motive in still being investgated.

Dec 5: About 480 houses were detroyed by a fire caused by an electric short

circuit at 2:30 am in Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Penh. No people were injured.

- Summarized from newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmey Kampuchea by Bou Saroeun.

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